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When using the \encl{} command along with the Dutch babel, 'encl:' will be translated to 'Bijlage(n)'.

'Bijlage(n)' can be translated as 'Attachment(s)': it may be plural or singular.

However, I know that there will be only one attachment, so I want it to be printed as 'Bijlage'. How can I do that?

Minimal working example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{letter}

\usepackage[dutch]{babel}

\signature{Mr Bond}
\address{My address \\ 
         My zip code \\
         My city}

\begin{document}

\begin{letter}{Address \\ 
               Zip code \\
               City}
\opening{Hello,}
Bla, bla bla.

Bla bla bla? Bla!

\closing{Regards,}
\encl{Top-secret manuscript}
\end{letter}
\end{document}

2 Answers 2

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Add the following line after \begin{document}:

\renewcommand{\enclname}{Bijlage}

This redefines the text in the \enclname command.

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  • Most certainly is \encl an option too, but it isn't really formal or desirable. Even though it doesn't really matter here. For example, when the macro also does quite a lot of formatting. You would lose that in such a case. Therefore, redefining \enclname is more desirable.
    – QStar
    Sep 16, 2015 at 14:52
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    Please remove the second \renewcommand; it's wrong. Your original answer is good, provided no change of language is used in the document and the \renewcommand you propose is after \begin{document}, which probably Exeleration-G didn't consider. A different place could be just before \encl; it could even make more sense there.
    – egreg
    Sep 16, 2015 at 15:13
  • It was changed by Exeleration-G, but not with an explanation of why it didn't work. Most likely indeed the \renewcommand before the document. I will change it again.
    – QStar
    Sep 16, 2015 at 15:16
  • I'm sorry, I read over 'after the begin of the document'. Putting it after \begin{document} worked, indeed. Sep 16, 2015 at 15:18
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The correct method is to modify \captionsdutch:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{letter}

\usepackage[dutch]{babel}

\addto\captionsdutch{\renewcommand{\enclname}{Bijlage}}

\signature{Mr Bond}
\address{My address \\ 
         My zip code \\
         My city}

\begin{document}

\begin{letter}{Address \\ 
               Zip code \\
               City}
\opening{Hello,}
Bla, bla bla.

Bla bla bla? Bla!

\closing{Regards,}
\encl{Top-secret manuscript}
\end{letter}
\end{document}

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